Genre: Card Graphics: 2D Status:
Final Theme: Warfare
Fantasy Time Units: Turns Fee: Optional Premium Accounts Official
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Alteil is a story-driven online card dueling game with art by
Japan's most talented fantasy artists!
The game launched in Japan four
years ago, and is now firmly established as the number one online card game in
the country. Since then Alteil has spread worldwide with several international
Alteil has a unique Japanese fantasy style.
Every card, from standard
unit to rare character to simple spell, has breathtaking visuals from a master
of fantasy art. Alteil's artists include big names like Katsuya Terada, Hitoshi
Yoneda, Rei, Jun Kawasaki and Yuji Kaida. Their designs and illustrations have
graced such projects as Tekken 5, Blood the last Vampire, Xanadu, Duel Masters,
Code Geass the manga, the Gundam models and the American Hellboy movie.
Alteil has the storytelling of a Japanese RPG.
The world of Alteil
is a constantly evolving story. Special unit cards called Characters represent
major players in the events of the world. You'll see your favorite Characters
develop as the story moves forward. Each new twist in the plot brings new cards,
new Characters, and new strategies!
Alteil can be played anywhere.
Alteil has no downloads, and no
clients, and is 100 percent web-driven. You can play it on any computer with a
web browser whenever you want.
When you sign up for an account (which
is always free), you are given a free customizable starter set of your choice
that is yours to keep forever. This starter set is fully playable the moment you
receive it. Of course, you may also buy additional packs of cards to add to
expand your capabilities. But if you don't, you are not limited in any way. You
can still play on any server or zone you wish, as well as engage in tournaments
and special events. Your free cards rest in your library with any cards you may
have purchased. There is no distinction between them.
You choose and customize your free starter set.
There are four main
empires in the world of Alteil: Refess, Lawtia, Gowen, and Falkow. Each has
different strengths and weaknesses, and reflects a different play style. At any
one time there will be four available starter sets, one featuring each empire.
Best of all, in addition to the balanced set of 30 cards needed to play, each
starter set comes with an additional 20 cards. That means you can heavily
customize your library from the moment you start. Try out the four empires, and
then pick the starter set you like best. Remember, your starter set is always
chosen by you, not a computer.
A game of Alteil plays in 15-20 minutes.
Satisfy your strategy gaming
itch without four hours of resource building followed by your opponent ducking
out for dinner. Alteil is easy and fun to pick up and play, anytime
Traditionally, online video games
based on "virtual cards" have remained tied down to the physical limitations of
real world card games. Alteil's design is only concerned with providing a fun,
challenging game, and does not rely on conventional mechanics like playing hands
or drawing. You can access your entire playing set of cards at any time and even
employ your duplicate cards through a unique "resurrection" system. Alteil also
takes full advantage of computer-managed record keeping to include mechanics
such as initiative, unit hit points, player leveling, card leveling, and
time-dependent battlefield conditions.
We're here to play, not to farm gold.
Alteil has been engineered for
one purpose: to provide a fun, challenging card dueling experience. To that end,
the core rules have been designed to discourage cutthroat economy-driven
exploitation. This will keep the focus on gameplay and players who duel for the
sheer fun of it. We apologize to gamers who enjoy the game of manipulating
online economies more than playing the online games themselves. We only ask that
when you need a break from the stress of dealing in card futures, you consider
logging into Alteil for some good fun. We'd love to have you.